Has "The Newsroom" made you angry? Were its sexist overtones (e.g. "Women don't know how to use cell phones!") a little much? Were you offended at the overlaying sense of pretentiousness that seemed to define each episode? Were you shocked that Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) was still employed despite his inability to compromise with his coworkers?
Then rest easier tonight, friends: creator Aaron Sorkin has apologized for everything.
According to Buzzfeed, during the Tribeca Film Festival, Sorkin used interviewer Jon Favreau as a stand-in for the general public, and confronted the issues many critics have had about the series.Aaron Sorkin at the Tribeca festival on April 21. (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
"I'm going to let you stand in for everyone in the world, if you don't mind," he said. "I think you and I got off on the wrong foot with 'The Newsroom,' and I apologize and I'd like to start over. I think there's been a terrible misunderstanding. I did not set the show in the recent past in order to show the pros how it should've been done. I set the show in the recent past because I didn't want to make up fake news."
Sorkin went on to admit that he just now feels like he's starting to learn how to write for 'The Newsroom,' and that despite looking back at the series "fondly and proudly," he wishes he could go back to the beginning and start again.
Yikes. Those are some big words. But was the apology really necessary, even if you hate "The Newsroom" with the burning fire of a thousand suns? No, it wasn't.Read More »from Aaron Sorkin, please stop apologizing for ‘The Newsroom’ (even if we think it’s terrible)